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Brier Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 57 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted February 2, 2014

Brier Elementary is a great learning community. There's an exceptional teaching staff, caring support staff and committed school leadership. The PTA is very welcoming and provides a lot of social opportunities. I it also channels funds to classrooms to support student learning. There's a very active Watch DOG program for dads to get involved at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2013

My daughter attends Brier Elementary and it is fantastic. There is a great feeling of community, the kids of all ages interact so well together. Love love love - thank you Brier Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 11, 2013

My daughter attended Brier Elementary K-6. She had good teachers for the most part. The main areas of improvment come in the office area. I believe it was 2 maybe 3 years ago that one of the office employees left. This has improved the first impression you would get by 100%. She was awfull to the kids. I saw many examples of children being treated unfairly by her when I was there helping in the classrooms. The current principal could use some lessons in leadership. The first time I met her was in the summer time a week or so before school started. She was dressed entirely inappropriately, (almost right out of a Van Halen video). She treats the children as if they are her friends. I always felt she treated the students like she wanted to be their favorite babysitter. The parent involvement is pretty big at this school, although I always hated the parties they through for the kids....tables and tables of junk food - cookies-cupcakes-all volunteer, but it could get rediculious at times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2012

My daughter attend Brier Elementary 1 year and she was in the 3rd grade. Horrible experience, her teacher was just horrible. No communications were ever sent home about anything (progress of child, school events, class events). Were are happy that we are no longer at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The parents are involved with everything, the teachers really care about the kids, there's a real feeling of community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

Love this school, its like a small community and feels like an extension of the family. Keep up the Great work Brier Elm Staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2005

This school is awesome. We are so sad to have moved from this neighborhood. The small size and caring teachers makes this an a+ school!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted August 15, 2005

Brier has an excellent reading program. This smaller community really cares about our children. Staff is wonderful, and teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

Brier Elementary is an exceptional school. My son went there for 2nd and 3rd grade and we love his teachers, principal and the other staff members there. My son has excelled in math and english since he has been at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2005

We have more than one child at Brier. Class sizes are small and productive. While the majority of the teachers are excellent and go far beyond just teaching, they often have to do this inspite of the administration. The rules and constraints placed by the principle have made attending Brier a challenge. The weekly news letters sent home are condescending and at times conflicting with our responsibilities as parents. The music program is strong and well supported, but the rest of the activities are quite limited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2004

I have one daughter at Brier Elementary. When she struggled with reading in 1st grade, she was placed in a special reading program and received the help needed. Now she is confident in her reading abilities. I find the staff at Brier and the parent involvement to be way above average.They are truly concerned about the whole student and learning combined.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2004

I have 3 children that have attended Brier. My youngest is still there. All of them are doing very well in school. The teachers really take the tme to make sure your child is on track. When my daughter struggled in math she had a 5th grade teacher that made her feel good about the subject. Now, in middle school, she just got an 'A' on her report card, thanks to that teacher. The staff is also very responsive to the emotional side of their students.. Keeping kids believing in themselves. They are an incredible group.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

My 2nd grade daughter has been attending Brier Elementary since Kindergarten. We've found the teachers and principal to be available and responsive to all of our concerns. The teachers, under the principal's leadership, are creative and seem very motivated to help their students achieve. We have lots of opportunities for parent involvement in the classroom, and in support of the PTA. We are looking forward to four more years at Brier Elementary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

Brier Elementary is made up of a committed group of parents and educators. I have a student who graduated from Brier Elementary in 2001 and has done very well in both the Middle School and now in her first year os High School. In 2001, the year my daughter graduated, the principal retired. I currently have a daughter in the 4th grade at Brier, since the arrival of the new principal, things have really gone downhill! I know of many families who have pulled there children from Brier Elementary and have chosen to put them at a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
28%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students77%
Female89%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income62%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income69%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students83%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education81%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students85%
Female93%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low incomen/a
Not low income87%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students68%
Female61%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White66%
Low income47%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students75%
Female70%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Low income53%
Not low income84%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students52%
Female56%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income35%
Not low income58%
Special educationn/a
Not special education57%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

All Students69%
Female71%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income36%
Not low income83%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income50%
Not low income92%
Special educationn/a
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 60%
Two or more races 11% 6%
Hispanic 9% 20%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 7%
Black 3% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 13%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 231%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 15N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 12N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 52%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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3625 232nd St SW
Brier, WA 98036
Phone: (425) 431-7854

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